The club is issuing the following statement on behalf of the family of Cougars Director, Mike Smith.
At the end of November 2021, whilst at home with his wife Judith, Mike was attacked by an intruder during an aggravated burglary and sustained a serious head injury.
He has spent many weeks at Leeds General Infirmary and has recently been moved to Airedale Hospital to begin his rehabilitation.
At present, there is restricted, family only visiting but we will keep you updated on his progress.
We would like to thank everyone who has sent well wishes and messages of support which have been a great comfort to our family.
We have passed on all these lovely messages to Mike and they have been very warmly received.
If you have any information regarding this incident which could help police with their enquiries please contact Bradford CID on 101 quoting ref. 13210617209.
By Joshua Chapman
Wishing you a full super swift recovery Mike
Wishing you a speedy recovery Mike all the best from Mike and Yvonne Storton. 🙏
Get well soon for your family first. Then get better for the sport that you obviously love. The supporters know that without people like you they would not have a team to support. I sincerely hope that the police start earning their wages and put the person (s) responsible for the attack behind bars. Someone must know something.
Gell well soon Mike.
All the best on a speedy recovery.
So sorry to hear this. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.♥️💚
Get well soon Mike
Wishing you a speedy recovery Mike. 💚❤️🏉
Mike is a great guy and I was shocked to hear about this incident. Can I send my best wishes to Mike and his family, hopefully for a full eventual recovery.
Wishing you a speedy recovery mike and lets hope they catch the perpetrators
That shocking news hope you are improving and soon back on your feet
Get well soon Mike. I didn’t know about this. Its appalling that things like this happen. All the very best to you and the family.
Best wishes Mike for a speedy and full recovery.
Get well soon Mike speedy recovery sending love to you & your lovely family xx
Best wishes for a speedy recovery and all the best to you and your family
Get well soon Mike hope they find the culprits take care mate
Get well soon Mike
Absolutely heartbreaking news for you and your family. Wishing you a speedy recovery and back down to cougar park where you both belong.
Sending hugs to Judith.
So sorry to hear this, the world has gone mad. Get well soon. Don’t know you personally Mike but know what you’ve done at, and for, the Cougars. From the Rugby League family and in particular, all at BISSA and Batley Bulldogs. Love to you and your family.
That’s awful, I do hope you make a swift recovery Mike. There are some bad people out there just hope they catch them.
Take care mate
Such horrible news, here’s wishing you s speedy and full recovery, all the best Luke Mortimer
Get well Mike, thoughts are with you and family for recovery.
Just read the terrible news Mike,really sorry to hear about what’s happened , all I can say is be strong and you will be ok.
Wishing you all the best.
Hiya Mike–its many many years since we were in Paris together and I was shocked to learn about your incident only yesterday.My very best wishes to you Judith and the family for a complete recovery.Would love to chat 07943022164.Geoff